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Linda A. Simon

August 12, 1961 - February 21, 2019 West Chester, PA | Age 57 Loving Sister, Aunt and Friend

Linda A. Simon, age 57, passed away peacefully and comfortably at her home in West Chester, Pennsylvania on February 21, 2019 after her courageous four-year battle against inflammatory breast cancer.

Linda was born on August 12, 1961 in McKeesport, PA to Robert E. Simon and Phyllis J. Pace. She was raised in Chadds Ford, PA where she graduated from Unionville High School. Much of Linda’s work throughout her life was spent selflessly serving her local community. For over 25 years she worked as a Dining Services Manager at Kendal-Crosslands preparing meals for hundreds.

Though Linda’s real life’s work was done in the time she wasn’t working. She devoted all her attention to her family and friends. Linda treasured every moment with those close to her. Countless photos and mementos in her home show how important those around her were and the smiles and laughter she shared with them. Linda’s love and energy were unequaled, her support and friendship were irreplaceable, and her bravery and courage will live on as her legacy.

Linda Simon is preceded in death by her father, Robert Simon, and her mother, Phyllis Pace. She is survived by partner Cindy Meers; older brother and wife, Ken and Dawn Simon; younger sister and husband, Lisa and Jim Hicks; her four nephews, Robert Hicks, Kyle Hicks, Matt Murray and Jody Murray; and so many more she loved and cherished dearly.

Please join us celebrating the life of our beloved sister, aunt, and friend from 8:30 to 10:30 on Wednesday morning, February 27, 2019, at the Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 W. State St., Kennett Square., PA. Mass is scheduled for 11:00am at Saint Patrick Church, 212 Meredith St, Kennett Square., PA. Interment will follow Mass at Edgewood Memorial Park, 325 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, PA.

In lieu of flowers, Linda asked that donations be made, in memory of her, to the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation, P.O. Box 2805, West Lafayette, IN 47996. Please visit the link below for more information on how donations may be made to the foundation. https://www.ibcresearch.org/donations-fund-raising/

 

To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit www.griecocares.com


Message from the Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time.

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Memorial Donations

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation

P.O. Box 2805
West Lafayette, IN 47996.

Please visit the link below for more information on how donations may be made to the foundation. https://www.ibcresearch.org/donations-fund-raising/

Services

Viewing

February 27, 2019 8:30-10:30 Kuzo Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA

Funeral Mass

February 27, 2019 11:00 St. Patrick Church
212 Meredith Street
Kennett Square, PA

Burial

February 27, 2019 Edgewood Memorial Park
325 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA

Guestbook

  1. I was so sorry to her of Linda’s passing. We both went to UHS. I remember her as being very athletic and always pleasant to be around. She and I grew up in Chadds Ford Knoll, so we did the school bus thing together. One summer we carpooled to summer school. Actually, her brother drove us since neither of us had a license yet. She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace.

    Sue Terranova | February 27, 2019 at 8:39 PM
  2. Linda I will never forget you. We had such fun times playing softball together. We had an amazing team. You were the best player. I am so sad to see you go. Heaven they say is an amazing place. See you there. 💝💝

    Valerie | February 27, 2019 at 8:15 AM
  3. Cindy we are so sorry to herea about Linda she was a very good person and friend and Linda was the Love of your Life we can’t believe Linda is gone and we will never see her again or talk to her again we were so happy that we came to see Linda and had a nice vist and had the chance to met cindy we Loved them both very much we are so sorry 😐 that we didn’t get one more time Linda was a very special to me and she made me to be strong Like her her Last text to me was sweetie Be strong Like me and don’t give up and I Love u and sue ❤️ We worked with Linda for a Long time and Lost touch for a Long time then I found Linda on Facebook and we were in touch and Linda asked us to come to come vist her at her house Linda said she would Love to see us again and then we found out that Linda had Breast cancer ♋️ and i pam told Linda I had Breast cancer ♋️ also 2012 But mine was caught early and Linda has a Different kind of cancer that I never heard of called Inflammatory Breast cancer and I Looked it up and read about it and my heart was 💔 and I wanted to be there with Linda and support her till she couldn’t fight anymore Because i was a true friend and sue and I wanted to come vist Linda and cindy again Because they made us Laugh we will miss Linda Dearly I met Linda’s sister Lisa and Jim along time ago and mother also very nice family our hearts 💕 go out to Lisa and her family and our prayers are with you and your family Linda my friend sleep with angles Because u r such a angel 😇 and Linda you will always be in our hearts ♥️ and we will never forget you or cindy and we hope cindy will keep in touch with us and we would Like to keep in touch with u cindy you are a good friend to us and we Love u cindy very much God Bless all the family ❤️🙏🙏🙏❤️

    Pamela | February 27, 2019 at 3:39 AM
  4. Linda u were a good person and friend to sue and i we can’t believe u r gone and we will never see u again sue and I r so happy that we came to vist u and met cindy she was the Love of ur Life and we Loved Linda and cindy so much and we r so sorry that we didn’t get to see her one more time she was so special to me and she made me be strong Like her her Last text to me was Be strong sweetie Like and she told me how much she Loved me and sue we worked with Linda at crosslands for a Long time then we Lost touch for a Long time and then i found Linda on Facebook and we were in touch again and she asked me and sue to come see her again and then i found out she was sick with Breast cancer ♋️ and I also had Breast cancer in 2012 but mine was caught earlier and Linda had a different kind of cancer that i have never heard about it was inflammatory Breast cancer and I Looked it up to read about it and my heart was so Brooken 💔 and I wanted to be with Linda and support her till she couldn’t fight anymore Because I was her friend and i wanted to fight with her and Be there for her and me and sue wanted to come vist her and cindy again they Both made us Laugh we will miss Linda Dearly I met her sister Lisa and Jim along time ago and my heart goes out to Lisa and ur family and our prayers r with u and the family and if u need anything Let me no sleep with the angels 👼 Linda Because u r such a angle u will always be in our hearts ♥️ and we will never forget u and cindy and we would Like to keep in touch with cindy u r a good friend to us and we Love u also sincerely pam and sue God Bless ❤️🙏🙏🙏💔💔

    Pamela | February 26, 2019 at 11:27 PM
  5. “From Hello”
    You are the answer to my lifetimes questions
    You are the destination of my lifetimes journey
    You are the solution to my lifetimes problems
    You are the crux of my lifetimes destiny
    You are Linda Simon my one and only Love!!!

    Cindy Meers | February 26, 2019 at 8:39 PM
  6. The world truly needs more people like Linda Simon. She has left so many people with great memories! Most of my time spent with Linda was at Crosslands. What a terrific time in my life with so many great times and some of the funniest memories of my life!! Who can ever forget the bachelorette party in Philly… Never laughed so hard and so long that night. Linda always had so much energy and a beautiful spirit that you loved being around. Even my Dad remembered Linda’s smile and told me he thought she was one of the prettiest girls he ever met!

    Michael J. Bruecks | February 26, 2019 at 3:33 PM
  7. Linda was one of my joys when I was teaching st UHS. The year I was the coach of varsity softball, I had the pleasure of having Linda and much of the gang. Linda played third base and I loved her infectious laugh and personality. Always full of life. Linda is now without pain. We are now the ones with pain in missing her.
    Janet Greene

    Janet Greene | February 25, 2019 at 1:47 PM
  8. I remember Linda from UHS. She was a fun person to hang out with and always had a smile on her face. She seemed to enjoy whatever she was doing. I have some great memories of her trying to help me play field hockey in high school. She was a great person and I am so very sorry for your loss. May she rest easy in the arms of an angel.

    Kathy Wichhart Clark | February 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM
  9. Linda and I were sports friends in high school. We even went out on a date, once. I hadn’t spoken with Linda, basically since high school. We were Facebook friends and I knew she was sick from some of her posts, but had no idea how sick. Then I saw her on the news being interviewed about the experimental treatment she was receiving and how hopeful she was. It was amazing to see her resolve and her attitude. In 2016 I got sick and almost died. I was on a transplant list and needed them to live. 2017 was a really bad year while I waited and my organs continued to fail and my health deteriorated. It was uncanny, but every time I would be really down, up would pop Linda with a PM telling me to keep fighting and that she was praying for me. She did that, repeatedly, up until I got my transplants in 2018. It was as if somehow, she knew when I needed a boost. She was a huge factor in my not giving up. I am forever grateful to her for that. She was so giving of her emotions and never once complained about her situation. She truly was a gift. This world was a much better place because of her. I will miss her.

    David Hammond | February 24, 2019 at 4:56 PM
  10. My sincere condolences to Linda’s family. I remember her from UHS. She was a lovely person.

    Eileen Byrne | February 24, 2019 at 12:22 PM
  11. My sincere condolences to you and your family and Cindy. Linda was a great person. Fun, friendly and full of life. A true pleasure to be around. She will definitely be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. 💓

    Patti Lawson | February 24, 2019 at 10:53 AM
  12. Linda, you were always a great friend. I still can’t get my head wrapped around you being gone. I know your in a better place and can’t wait to see you again. Save me a seat. Love you more.

    Brian Aspinall | February 23, 2019 at 10:07 AM
  13. I met Linda a few times over the years at Ken and Dawn’s house. I remember her laugh and how upbeat she was and her way of making you feel like she knew you for years, when you only just met her. She has left an impact on so many. My prayers for her family.

    Lynne Gardiner | February 23, 2019 at 4:23 AM
  14. Lisa and family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of Linda. I will always remember her smile and her laughter.
    Becky Lindsey

    Becky Lindsey | February 22, 2019 at 9:30 PM
  15. My friend who guarded the hockey net fora bit. Not only did we play sports together we shared a good time together when we were together. Together never meant more together then now with her. I luv ya girl!

    Ginny Bellistri | February 22, 2019 at 8:34 PM
  16. My heart goes out to your family Kenny, It is not easy to lose a sibling, but your memories will last forever, I didn’t see Linda much over the years but her sense of humor her courage, strength her infectious smile will never forget. Prayers for your family❤️

    Jackie Hicks | February 22, 2019 at 5:53 PM
  17. My heart aches for all of you. There is never enough time with those you love. Our paths first crossed when I was the babysitter and years would pass in between. As the neighborhood kids grew (and passed away) we would meet again, more recently a year ago. She spoke honestly about her health without fear and without pity. Courageous indeed. She will be missed by many. My heart goes out to everyone. So sorry I will not be able to attend the service but work responsibilities have me in California. Grieve well. Your journey is just starting. Love to you all.

    Cheryl Bates-Harris | February 22, 2019 at 4:50 PM

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